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Top Cruelty free Make up products

Top cruelty-free makeup and face regime introduced by the talented Lanese Kemp from The Gooseberry blog. She had laid out from start to finish how she maintains that glow, whilst being a mother and without hurting the environment. Now all of the above sounds like a win to me!
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WHY plant based?

Why Plant-based/vegan? This is one of the most frequent asked questions I have received this past year. So what does it all mean? What do you eat, what protein do you eat, do you drink milk and eat eggs? The list goes on. To me this past year has been an easy transition, but to others, does the sacrifice suffice the reward? 
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Happy first year

Happy first year mom and baby. First time mom, surviving the first year abroad is not only my personal experiences but the voices of so many other mothers that have daring taken on the task of having kids far away from home. So yes, we all are superwomen, whether you are close to family or not. The exception here is that we have to do without that teeny bit of help when it is needed the most. Exhale mom. You're gonna be fine.
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À la mode French

À la mode French is the French lifestyle, fashion and decor all summed up. They know how to be "chic" and timeless. I visited a new store in town that just has the trick to brighten up your day. It's filled with orchids, succulents, decor items and even a pause cafe for those weary days. I brought them some Wild blackberry cupcakes. For the recipe and more stylish ideas, read a bit more here.
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Starting your life France

Starting your life in France is just my summary of our four-year journey so far. If you're one of the lucky ones moving to France then this post is for you. The four-year mark of us moving here will be rolling around November and I certainly can't believe how fast it has gone and how much I have learned and am still learning. Come and read more about how to survive and actually live well in France as a foreigner.
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Celebrate 29

Celebrate 29, one year older, mother, wife and hopefully a bit more wiser...and of course cake, Succulent cupcakes filled with caramel to be exact!
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Sommerskos op die tafel met Marita van der Vyver

Om die tafel met Marita van der Vyver, is 'n droom onderhoud wat 'n werklikheid geword het vir my. Nie net is sy 'n ikoniese skrywer nie, maar sommer 'n bobaas kook ook. Somerkos in Provence is sowaar net 'n voorsmakie van die "creme de la creme" lewe van Marita van der Vyver in Frankryk. Ek het behoorlik gesmul toe ek deur haar Somerkos in Provence kosboek blaai en ek kon nie wag om elke resep te probeer nie.
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An Unexpected Birth plan

An unexpected birth plan was my birth plan indeed, read a bit more about my experience on my exceeding my due date, being induced and finally having a cesarean.

40w Plus Pregnant in FR-What now?

40w Plus Pregnant in FR-What now? Yes, I am still here with my big baby bump. With my due date only a couple of days away. I can't help but feel that I am going to be pregnant forever! What happens if I go past my due date and natural labor inducing methods has obviously worked so well for me? Find out more here!

Hospital bag essentials

Hospital bag Essentials -is just a review of what I have packed so far, I am still awaiting the arrival of our son and I have finally finished packing our hospital bags. All that is left now is waiting...